SAVE THE DATE
Readers who love weddings will swoon over Andrews’ latest book, filled with flowery nuptial minutiae. Large chunks of the book are funny, witty, tender and compelling, but equally large swaths include storylines that peter out, unbelievable coincidences and a hero who’s too nice. Save this one for a date with a warm day and a comfy lounge chair.
Cara Kryzik has had a couple of crappy years. While she helps everyone else with their happily-ever-afters, her divorce and her controlling father have left her bitter about love and marriage. Then this northerner becomes the wedding florist for the high-society of Savannah. She’s sure a new snazzy florist will get the biggest wedding of the year, but it’s her lucky day (or not) and she’s hired. Now, the rival florist is out to ruin her, just as she finds something like love with Jack Finnerty — until he acts just like every other man in her life. It takes a runaway bride, her business going down the tubes and being real with herself for Cara to find her own happily-ever-after. (ST. MARTIN’S, Jun., 400 pp., $26.99)